Author Archives: Maren

Emergency Responders

A man fell on the ice outside my home this morning walking his dog and he broke his leg. Emergency responders came — the police came, the ambulance came, his neighbor came to take home his dog, our neighbors gathered. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day — Guest Post Music from Tracy Howe Wispelway

‘Til Loves Comes” is the first single Tracy Howe’s upcoming album, “Things That Grow,” available March 1st. Watch this Vimeo with my greetings for Valentine’s Day. Here

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#resipiscence2019 … Resipiscence 2019: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy

This will not be the last time I will encourage you to get the Resipiscence 2019: A Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy. Hear from 45 contributors from diverse identities, theologies, and lived experiences across the US reflect on lent … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Reading of Luke 6: 20-26

Blessed are you who are poor in pink greeting cards and chocolate, because you love someone with dementia – for God remembers you both. Blessed are you who are hungry for a love forbidden by family or culture, by law … Continue reading

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A Vagabond’s Christmas letter by Malkhaz Songulashvili

I often share the ministry of Archbishop Malkhaz Songulashvili of the REpublic of Georgia. I publish his annual letter which has come to me, sharing his travels and experiences of this year. He writes to his friends … It has … Continue reading

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State of the Nation, February 5, 2019

I am remembering the music of an inauguration ten years ago — Yo Yo Ma, embraces his cello smiling so widely that all the nation wants to grin, while Gabriela Montero touches her keys, with black half gloves, and her … Continue reading

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On the Beach – Thoughts about Luke 5: 1-11

Soft rain comes and goes in a glorious sky over Poipu beach in Kauai, and the rainbows stretch and strengthen, sometimes double, sometimes fade. Around us are a pecking, crowing, earthbound rainbow of mua, red jungle fowl, thriving on an … Continue reading

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